Attorney Profile

Arnold Y. Kapiloff concentrates his practice in estates and trusts and matters of federal, state, and local taxation, including planning and the handling of tax controversies before judicial and administrative tribunals.  He has published articles on taxation and lectured frequently on tax matters before bar association groups and other professional continuing education programs.  Mr. Kapiloff has been an Adjunct Lecturer at Pace University and Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York in their respective graduate accounting and tax programs.  He is an active member of the American Bar Association and a former co-chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section Committee on Compliance, Practice and Procedure, and a member of the Connecticut State Bar Association Tax Section Executive Committee.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.  Prior to forming this law practice he was Counsel to Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP where he was chair of that firm’s Estate Planning and Wealth Management Group. Additionally, he was a founding member of the firm of Schwartzman Garelik Walker Kapiloff & Troy, P.C. Arnold Y. Kapiloff is a native of North Carolina and is admitted to the bars of Virginia, New York, Florida and Connecticut.  Mr. Kapiloff received a B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and  an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University Law School.

Arnold Y. Kapiloff Representative Matters 

  • Represented  a limousine car company (“black car industry”) in federal court and successfully argued that the drivers were independent contractors and not employees
  • Represented various officers and key employees of companies before New York State and successfully argued that such persons were not responsible or liable for payroll or sales taxes
  • Represented a taxpayer owing several million dollars in federal taxes and successfully structured a multiple-year installment payment agreement without liens,  and a large balloon payment at the end of the installment term